Ceiling Boxes - Electrical - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum
Advertisement


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 06-17-2010, 07:36 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Bigmike33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 11
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Ceiling boxes


What type of ceiling box do I use for a double 5/8" drywall ceiling? Typical boxes are 11/2" deep. Its for a pendant light.
Bigmike33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-17-2010, 07:42 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South of Boston, MA
Posts: 17,248
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default


Is this in a garage ceiling ?



Scuba_Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-17-2010, 08:11 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,045
Rewards Points: 1,910
Default


Are you worried the 1 1/2" deep box will protrude from the drywall surface? You don't mount the box to the bottom of the joist. Attach a 2x4 betwen two adjacent joists at the right depth so the box will be flush with the drywall.
jogr is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-17-2010, 08:19 PM   #4
nap
You talking to me?
 
nap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: sw mi
Posts: 7,551
Rewards Points: 6,290
Default


and use a box that is rated for the weight.

2 1/8" is also a standard depth for boxes as well.
nap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2010, 09:08 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Canada, BC
Posts: 110
Rewards Points: 75
Default


Make sure the knockouts will be available once installed if installed flush, some boxes you won't be able to get at the knockouts the ceiling material is too thick.
Troglodyte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2010, 09:16 PM   #6
Member
 
dSilanskas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Posts: 474
Rewards Points: 250
Default


You can just you a round nail on box and nail it as low as you can on the joist. That will bring your box down to an 1 1/4". And if your cant get the box that low just get it as low as possible and use a round box extenstion.
dSilanskas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2010, 06:08 PM   #7
Newbie
 
Bigmike33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 11
Rewards Points: 10
Default


I am screwing the box to the bottom of a metal "hat channel" which is also the framing for the drywall. In other words I am screwing an 11/2" deep box to the framing and then there is 11/4" of drywall. This is a remodel, I am not removing the drywall. Is there a box that is only 11/4" deep? If not I guess I will need to cut out a larger portion of tyhe rock and install it as if it is new construction.
Bigmike33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2010, 12:47 PM   #8
Master Electrician
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Toronto Ontario
Posts: 1,165
Rewards Points: 500
Default


they make hangers for boxes that are designed for aluminum ceiling framing to raise the box up to the correct height. You can buy "pancake" boxes but there's no room at all to work in them. Either get the hanger or if there's a large weight going to be on it build your own hanger that screws to the framing that'll support the weight. If you take a peice of u channel from the ceiling and screw the box to that then screw up through the framing into the u channel it should give you the perfect height.
andrew79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ceiling Fan with Light kit - Light not working aadams Electrical 12 11-03-2010 06:32 PM
Junction boxes for garage T8 fixtures mazeroth Electrical 13 01-25-2010 09:52 PM
Ceiling condensation icemand Building & Construction 1 12-15-2009 05:16 AM
Dark color & downlighting to reduce ugly ceiling in downtown loft bathroom? fredonian Painting 3 08-17-2009 09:20 AM
ceiling not white cart Painting 7 06-22-2008 07:32 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts